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Takeaways — Bridging the Divide of ESG: Linking Business and the Legal & Risk Ecosystems
February 3, 2021
On February 3, Paul, Weiss hosted a joint webinar with the NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business, titled “Bridging the Divide of ESG: Linking Business and the Legal & Risk Ecosystems.” Paul, Weiss Chief Sustainability and ESG Officer David Curran moderated the discussion. He was joined by Tensie Whelan, Professor and Director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business; Paula Loop, Assurance Partner at PwC’s Governance Insights Center; and Michael Zuckert, General Counsel of Silicon Valley Bank.
The speakers explored topics that included the growing signiﬁcance of ESG commitments and corporate values to stakeholders; practical ways for organizations to bridge business, ESG, legal and governance objectives; the impact of ESG commitments on reputational and legal risk, long-term value and financial performance; and strategies for furthering ESG goals and awareness.